Author E. Simmt
Elaine Simmt is a professor of secondary education at the University of Alberta, Canada. She began her career as a secondary school teacher and subsequently completed doctoral studies under the supervision of Tom Kieren. Her research is focused on mathematics education. Enactivism has served as a powerful theoretical frame for exploring teaching and learning. In some of her most recent work she (with colleagues) has been exploring the class collective as a learning system.

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Banting N. & Simmt E. (2017) From (Observing) Problem Solving to (Observing) Problem Posing: Fronting the Teacher as Observer. Constructivist Foundations 13(1): 177–179. Fulltext at
Metz M. L. & Simmt E. (2015) Researching mathematical experience from the perspective of an empathic second-person observer. ZDM Mathematics Education 47(2): 197–209.
Proulx J. & Simmt E. (2013) Enactivism in mathematics education: Moving toward a re-conceptualization of learning and knowledge. Education Sciences & Society, 4(1): 59–79. Fulltext at
Proulx J., Simmt E. & Towers J. (2009) Enactivism in mathematics education. In: Tzekaki M. & Kaldrimidou M. S. C. (eds.) Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education. Volume 1. PME. Thessaloniki, Greece: 249–252.
Simmt E. & Kieren T. (2015) Three “moves” in enactivist research: A reflection. ZDM Mathematics Education 47: 307–317. Fulltext at
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